Posts tagged with "Weapons"

For article Advance by Lawrence Livermore scientists makes possible near-instantaneous DNA analysis

Advance by Lawrence Livermore scientists makes possible near-instantaneous DNA analysis

Oct. 4, 2011 -  
Picture this: You've brought your sick child to the doctor's office. After checking her pulse and blood pressure, he takes a nasal or throat swab and inserts it into a mysterious black box. Before the doctor finishes his examination, the black box beeps, indicating that the pathogen that's making...
For article Success of DHS was built on relationship with Lab

Success of DHS was built on relationship with Lab

Sept. 13, 2011 -  
Editor's note; The following is part of an ongoing series looking back at the events surrounding 9/11. Today's feature looks at the role the Laboratory played in establishing the Department of Homeland Security. On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Parney Albright already had spent 16 years working in...
For article Lab technologies answer nation's call to prevent bioterrorism

Lab technologies answer nation's call to prevent bioterrorism

Sept. 12, 2011 -  
Editor's note -- This is the final article in a series on the Lab's response to the 9/11 attacks. Today's feature looks at the Lab's role in protecting the nation against bioterorrism. In trying to protect the nation against bioterrorism, national lab and university scientists, public health...
For article Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

Sept. 12, 2011 -  
What has become a solemn Lab tradition, a brief yet poignant ceremony was held Monday near the Superblock to commemorate the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001 in New York City, the Pentagon, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. "Please pray for those who carry on without their loved ones," Chris Holm of...
For article Lab detects need for new radiation technologies

Lab detects need for new radiation technologies

Sept. 8, 2011 -  
Editor's note: As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, Newsline is running a series of articles on the Lab's response to events following the attacks. Today's story looks at the Lab's contributions to radiation detection. September 11, 2001 served as a turning point for the United States. The...
For article Lab's work provides BASIS for biodetection

Lab's work provides BASIS for biodetection

Sept. 7, 2011 -  
Editor's note: This is the second in a series of stories looking back at the Lab's response to events following Sept. 11. Today's piece focuses on the Lab's role in establishing BASIS - the Biological Aerosol Sentry and Information System - and BioWatch. By Stephen Wampler Telephone calls awakened...
For article Lab continues to answer the call for security

Lab continues to answer the call for security

Sept. 6, 2011 -  
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of articles looking back at the Lab's response immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks and the Lab's response since that day 10 years ago. Today's article is adapted from a column by Wayne Shotts, the former head of the Nonproliferation, Arms Control...
For article Noble wins NNSA defense program award

Noble wins NNSA defense program award

Aug. 12, 2011 -  
The Lab's Chad Noble, a weapons designer/engineer in the Weapons and Complex Integration directorate, has been named a winner of a Defense Programs Employee of the Quarter award by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Recipients of the awards are recognized for going beyond the call...
For article Lindl, Rosen, Santer and Spencer named Distinguished Members Technical Staff

Lindl, Rosen, Santer and Spencer named Distinguished Members Technical Staff

July 19, 2011 -  
Four Laboratory employees have been named Distinguished Members of Technical Staff (DMTS) for their extraordinary scientific and technical contributions to the Laboratory and its missions as acknowledged by their professional peers and the larger community. John Lindl of the NIF and Photon Science...
For article Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

Preventing close encounters of the orbiting kind

April 26, 2011 -  
Each day, hundreds of active satellites as well as tens of thousands of pieces of "space junk" -- defunct satellites, bits of booster rockets and lost astronaut tools -- orbit Earth. This space junk became front page news two years ago, when a defunct Russian satellite and a privately owned...